(Vlog) Classic Beauty, Health and Fashion Over 40/50: Running Errands, Shopping/Healthy Lunch With My Brother at Food & Thought Organic Market, and My OOTD

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(ABOVE) These duck shoes are great even on days when rain isn’t forecast. They’re cute with jeans and a tee.


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February 22, 2017 / Video Post Notes

Lunch and More with My Brother at Food & Thought Organic Market

What a wonderful surprise to have my brother, Mark, from North Carolina, call me on a Sunday night to say he was in town, can we have lunch the next day. It’s been ages since I’ve seen him.

When I asked if I could include him in a vlog, there was silence on the other end of the line. Then he laughed. Then, although I can’t remember what he said, I knew it meant “not a chance, sister.”

At Food and Thought the next day, he said I could film what he ate–thank you for that bone!–but I only remembered to ask after he was almost finished eating. As you’ll see from the photos, his and my plates are not exactly photo-friendly! I get so caught up in being with whomever I’m with that I often do that!

After lunch, he agreed to me taking a quick selfie video of us, so I could at least capture some cute screenshots of us together. Even better, when I sent him the screenshots and video clip, he agreed to let me include them all on the vlog–and in this blog post. Yay!

Maybe it’s because I look like a complete nut in the video. I make absolutely no sense as I try to direct him to pose as if he’s getting his photo taken–even though I’m shooting him on video. What makes it so funny and endearing, is how patient he is. (He’s awfully good looking, too, which doesn’t hurt.)

But getting back to Food & Thought. It’s an organic market where I’ve been shopping since December 2005. It was a wonderful place then and it’s even more wonderful now. They’ve been so successful that they are much larger today, and therefore able to carry even more terrific, healthy goodies.

I hope you enjoy this glimpse of it–and what I bought.  I also vlogged before and after lunch, while I ran errands all over town, so that’s new for me.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, and if you have a chance to view the video, please let me know what you think of it. It’s a little different for me.

Cheers!

~Janis Lyn Johnson

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(ABOVE) Pointing out several beautiful banyan trees at Moorings Park. (BELOW) I pass by them each time I walk from my car to my mother’s place.

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(ABOVE & BELOW) At Food & Thought Organic Market in Naples.

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Gopal’s Sprouted Organic Almond Butter.

I have been buying this brand of organic, raw almond butter (from either Food & Thought or from Amazon) for ages. I love it on apple slices! It’s currently priced at $13.49 at Food & Thought and $15.99 (including shipping) at Amazon. (It’s currently $14.99 plus $5 shipping to my town from Gopal’s, so I prefer Amazon.)

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(ABOVE) Blue Mountain Sprouted Raw Organic Pistachios and Walnuts. (BELOW)  Wilderness Family Naturals Raw Sprouted Organic Mixed Nuts and  Walnuts.

When I’m in a pinch, I buy the Blue Mountain nuts, above, at Food & Thought. But generally I buy the Wilderness Family Naturals Raw Sprouted Organic Mixed Nuts and Walnuts on line, because they are less expensive than Blue Mountain. Currently, a 16 oz bag of either nuts by Wilderness Family Naturals is $21.95 plus $7.90 for shipping (approximate total of $30 for 16 ounce bag of nuts, including shipping). A 14 ounce bag of sprouted organic raw walnuts at Blue Mountain is $30, not including Fed Ex Ground shipping.

Why Raw Sprouted Nuts and Nut Butters?

Nuts and seeds contain enzyme inhibitors that can make them difficult to digest–and cause problems for the digestive system of some people. They also contain phytic acid, which binds to minerals in the digestive track and can contribute to mineral deficiency. Soaking nuts and seeds helps to neutralize the enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid, making them easier for the body to digest them and absorb their nutrients.

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(ABOVE) Gabriel Cosmetics.

I have been wearing Gabriel cosmetics for nearly five years. The ingredients are all natural and more healthy than typical drugstore or department store makeup.

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(ABOVE) Hampstead Organic Loose Leaf Green Tea.

For convenience, I order this on line. For a package of three of the above-size tins of tea, I pay $23.32, plus $6.99 for shipping. (Total cost of $30.31 for three 3.53-ounce tins of tea.) Since I drink the tea every afternoon, I like buying it in bulk.

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(ABOVE) Lydia’s Organic Raw Sprouted Sunflower Caraway Bread.

I bought this “bread” for the first time and loved it. I will say that it’s more like a small, crunchy “toast” than a bread. It doesn’t taste like traditional wheat toast, but I thought it was delicious.

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(ABOVE) Lydia’s Organic Raw Sprouted Cereal in Cinnamon and Apple Crunch.

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(ABOVE & BELOW) My brother, Mark, and I in the parking lot at Food & Thought Organic Market in Naples.

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(ABOVE) My brother, Mark’s, lunch (what was left of it!) consisted of salmon, sweet potatoes, and mixed vegetables. (BELOW) My lunch was roasted chicken, greens, and a sweet potato. I gave him the skin from my chicken (which you can see on his plate, above), because I wasn’t certain about the seasoning. Normally I do eat the skin, because it contains healthy fat.

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Collier County Public Library at Vanderbilt Beach.

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What My Brother and I Wore

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I have several pairs of these duck shoes in different colors. I love wearing them even on sunny days, just because they’re so cute.

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(ABOVE & BELOW) 100% Pure Cranberry Glow Lip & Cheek Tint.

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(ABOVE) Heather Gray Polo Shirt ( Also Similar HereHere).


WHAT I WORE (Clothing

(ABOVE) TOP: Talbots (Similar) / JEANS: Calvin Klein.

WHAT I WORE (Jewelry/Accessories)

BAG: (Similar Color Talbots ) / HAT: Lifeguard Hat / SHOES: Chooka / WATCH: Michele (Similar NordstromAmazon) / BRACELET: Gili / NECKLACE: (Similar Ross-Simons) / EYEWEAR:  Kate Spade Prescription Sunglasses.

MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (Natural and Organic)

MOISTURIZER/FACE: Nourish Organic Face Lotion/ MOISTURIZER/LIPS-EYE AREA:  Nourish Organic Shea Butter / FACE: 100% Pure Crème and White Peach Powder Foundation / LIPS AND CHEEKS: 100% Pure Cranberry Glow Lip & Cheek Tint. (Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.)



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23 comments on (Vlog) Classic Beauty, Health and Fashion Over 40/50: Running Errands, Shopping/Healthy Lunch With My Brother at Food & Thought Organic Market, and My OOTD

  1. Rose
    February 23, 2017 at 7:47 am (4 months ago)

    Firstly”WOW” and then “Oh my god”!!!!
    This is the best vlog from you lovely janis.I love this kind of vlogs so so much,please upload more asap again,I would like to see more of these please please please 🙂
    You look very much like your brother,same smile.You’re super sweet lady,stylish and friendly,if I come to florida do we eat lunch together? It would be so great 🙂
    I wish we had seen your mother,I wish we had seen inside in the library,please show everything.
    There is a lot of things to write in this video,florida is amazing.
    I say it everytime,you live in heaven.You should always wear jeans,looks so cool and pretty on you,your shoes are very comfortable.Please upload more this kind of vlog asap,I ‘am very happy to see your vlogs 🙂 show us beautiful florida clothe stores,show us the beautiful areas.Stay with love lovely janis.
    Happy days~

    Reply
    • JLJ
      February 23, 2017 at 1:12 pm (4 months ago)

      Hi, Rose! I’m so happy you liked it! It was very casual, so I’m glad you found it enjoyable even still. That’s so funny that you say I look like my brother. I have two brothers and both always had the dark hair and I had the blonde hair. I never knew we had a similar smile! How nice to know that 🙂 I will be sure and continue to show more of Naples in the future. I’m so happy to know you love seeing it! Thank you so much Rose for continuing to visit my blog and watch my videos. You are very kind!! Hope you’re having a happy day or evening when you read this. Hugs ~ Janis

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      • Rose
        February 25, 2017 at 4:56 am (4 months ago)

        You’re very wellcome janis 🙂 You’re very kind too.And yes please show naples florida a lot.And upload some naples great house pictures blog posts,this kind of blog posts very great too.Hugs.Happy days~

        Reply
  2. Julie
    February 23, 2017 at 7:53 am (4 months ago)

    Great outfit.Enjoy vlogs,this is mazing vlog,more please.

    Reply
    • JLJ
      February 23, 2017 at 1:13 pm (4 months ago)

      Hi, Julie! I’m so happy you liked this vlog and want to see more. I appreciate you letting me know. I will definitely do more in the future! Thank you so much for watching my video and visiting my blog to say hi. Cheers and hope you’re having a happy, sweet day wherever you are. ~ Janis

      Reply
  3. Cynthia Daugherty
    February 23, 2017 at 3:09 pm (4 months ago)

    I can see the ‘good-looking gene’ runs in your family!
    I’ve heard of sprouted grains but didn’t know of sprouted
    nuts, thank you for the information.

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    • JLJ
      February 23, 2017 at 6:20 pm (4 months ago)

      You are so sweet to say that, Cynthia! Thank you from both my brother and me! Yes, sprouted grains have similar issues, which is why many people prefer to eat them sprouted, too. I eat sprouted organic brown rice, because it’s easier to digest. Thank you for commenting here! Cheers ~ Janis

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  4. Laura
    February 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm (4 months ago)

    A lot in this post..nice seeing you with your brother too….horoughly enjoyed! Thank you Janis!

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    • JLJ
      February 23, 2017 at 6:21 pm (4 months ago)

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Laura!! Thank you for letting me know! I appreciate you stopping by and viewing this post. Cheers ~ Janis

      Reply
  5. Batty Darcy
    February 25, 2017 at 4:59 am (4 months ago)

    This was so great vlog,do more

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    • JLJ
      March 26, 2017 at 12:29 pm (3 months ago)

      Thank you, Batty! I’m so happy to know you liked this style of video. I will definitely do more 🙂 Cheers ~ Janis

      Reply
  6. Rose
    February 25, 2017 at 7:12 am (4 months ago)

    Oh I found janis 🙂 the name of song is ukulele, how pretty.
    Happy Days~

    Reply
  7. Lin
    February 25, 2017 at 11:35 am (4 months ago)

    I have recently discovered your vlog and really enjoy it. I’m wondering how you keep all of your great handbags, shoes, accessories, etc. organized. I also have an abundant supply of great items that I have gathered over the years, but my closet is bursting. I would love it if you shared some tips.

    Reply
    • JLJ
      March 26, 2017 at 12:21 pm (3 months ago)

      Hi, Lin! Right now my closet is terribly organized, I’m afraid! We live in a space with not very many closets, so “bursting” is the word I would use to describe my situation, too. 🙂 Oh my gosh, if I ever get it presentable I will think about sharing it. Hope you’re having a great Sunday. Cheers ~ Janis

      Reply
  8. Rose
    February 25, 2017 at 5:11 pm (4 months ago)

    I watched your all vlogs again and again.But this vlog best its different do more of these asap pls.Love these videos where we get out to follow you around.I felt like I was out running around with you,you have a beautiful personality and I love following your beautiful days lovely lady janis.Pls do more of these.Stay happy~

    Reply
    • JLJ
      March 26, 2017 at 12:18 pm (3 months ago)

      Hi, Rose, thank you so much! I had fun doing this more relaxed and casual vlog. I’m so happy you liked it! I’m thrilled to know that and will definitely do more! Hope you’re having a sweet day wherever you are. Cheers ~ Janis

      Reply
  9. Mallia Merr
    February 25, 2017 at 5:16 pm (4 months ago)

    Show us this organic market in vlog ,we want to see everything in your vlogs,fun to watched this
    Thanks for sharing Janis!

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    • JLJ
      March 26, 2017 at 12:16 pm (3 months ago)

      Thank you, Mallia! Cheers ~ Janis

      Reply
  10. Jo Ann
    February 26, 2017 at 10:26 am (4 months ago)

    I loved the video. I have a friend who spends the winter in Naples and loves it. Thank you for sharing it in this video. You live in an idyllic place. Thank you also for sharing the food shopping. I eat walnuts a lot but did not know that you could get them sprouted! Your wardrobe and makeup are very similar to my style. I love your vlog and always look forward to it.

    Reply
    • JLJ
      March 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm (3 months ago)

      Hi, Jo Ann! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I’m so happy you like my blog! Thank you for letting me know. 🙂 About the sprouted walnuts…yes, it’s great that you can get them sprouted. They’re a bit more expensive, but much easier than doing it myself, so I do splurge on them. Cheers ~ Janis

      Reply
  11. Marie
    February 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm (4 months ago)

    Great blog,I really enjoyed,you look so great in every outfit thank you for sharing.

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    • JLJ
      March 26, 2017 at 12:15 pm (3 months ago)

      Thank you, sweet Marie! Cheers ~ Janis

      Reply
  12. Tami Mills
    March 3, 2017 at 1:01 pm (4 months ago)

    I really enjoyed sharing your day! Hope to see more videos like this.

    Reply

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